Sociology Level 3

Are you looking for an ideal introduction to sociology? Then look no further! Our Sociology Level 3 course examines the role of behaviour in society in detail, including its origins, development and organisation. As a social science, you’ll see how Sociology uses methods of analysis and investigation to develop your knowledge about social order, disorder and change. Furthermore, Sociology overlaps several unique disciplines that study society, such as economics, psychology and political science.

Sociology Level 3 develops your knowledge of the societies in which we live and how they came to be. A study of the social world, Sociology involves the examination of human beings, their nature and their patterns of behaviour. For example, you might consider societal impact on behaviour based on groups we join or settings we’re born into. These include family, friendships, work or education environments. Building critical understanding of society is central to our Sociology course. Careful consideration will enable you highlight, examine and explain core societal problems, such as ill health, poverty and crime.

You don’t need prior learning knowledge or experience to study our course. Openly available to anyone with an interest in or wishing to learn more about Sociology, we accept applications all-year round. Whether you’re looking at further education, improving your prospects or expanding your knowledge, our Sociology course can accommodate those needs. You’ll also acquire transferable skills that are marketable not just in sociology but for many jobs. Enrol today to start your new adventure with our Sociology level 3 course.

On this Sociology Level 3 course you will:

  • Have a better understanding of our social surroundings
  • Learn about sociological research methods
  • Make ‘informed’ opinions about social issues
  • Understand the origins of sociology and methods of enquiry employed
  • Describe several general sociological theories established over the years
  • Explain the different sociological systems that exist within society
  • Recognise theories that try to explain this social phenomenon
  • Learn much more.
Gain insight in to society and social behaviour, including its origins, development and organisation.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X330

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Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.


Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes





This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Key Principles in Sociology

Gain insight into the three main approaches to Sociology: The symbolic interactionalist perspective, the functionalist perspective and the conflict perspective. You’ll look at theory in Sociology, as well as ontology, epistemology and ethics. Finally, you’ll consider both micro-sociology and macro-sociology.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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Having had an interest in psychology/sociology and criminology for years, I wanted to take it a stage further and explore some aspects in detail. This course has been fabulous, i have thoroughly enjoyed all units and really wish i had had the leap of faith years ago and done it. Unfortunately for me, i am from a time when the women stayed at home. My less than average computer skills has slowed me somewhat, however, my enthusiasm never faltered. I have just enrolled on your Forensic Science course, i feel it will be very challenging but i am very much enjoying these challenges. I feel very accomplished and more able than i have in years.

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